Zlain's Iceland Render v9

Started by Zairyn Arsyn, January 10, 2015, 01:21:15 am

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Zairyn Arsyn

January 10, 2015, 01:21:15 am Last Edit: February 13, 2015, 01:27:30 pm by Zlain three nine
My Iceland entry
wip

a meadow like scene

Comments & suggestions welcome.
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Dune

It's a nice meadow, and the moist air is great, but I suggest making it more typical of Iceland, so add at least something that makes you think of Iceland right away (lava area, caldera in distance, black piece of beach, steaming pool....).

TheBadger

... A viking boy and girl on a nice picnic  ;D Great start man. I liked your road from last time a lot, looking forward to seeing you work through this one too.
It has been eaten.

inkydigit

great start indeed,
I echo Ulco and Michael... love the heavy mist/low cloud!
:)
J

DannyG

Very nice base Lane ! Be watching this one for sure


choronr

You've captured the feel and look to Iceland's environment very well; now to create a point of interest as suggested.

Zairyn Arsyn

new test render

I didnt like the way the grass looked on the slopes so i changed them with a distribution shader.

ive made the background a little more visible, cause I plan to add another cloud layer (storm cloud), might change the sun position too.

ill also add a rock into  the meadow.
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Oshyan

The latest draft is definitely zeroing in it more, I think. How tall are those mountains though? Also take care your lighting doesn't get too flat with the mist in the sky. It's a nice element, that fog, but it could mess up your lighting is all. I see there are some small breaks in it, so perhaps that will be enough, or you can increase the break-up if needed. I would avoid use of multiple light sources to compensate, if possible.

- Oshyan

Dune

I liked the first clouds better.

Zairyn Arsyn

New iteration
rendertime - 4:42:26s

i like this one more personally.

objects used

NWDA grass3 - v7, v5, v4, v3
Silva 3D rapeseed flowers v1, v3

(terrain is a heightfield crafted in GeoControl2)
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Dune

Huge improvement on the sky. Some more diversity in rocks and grass... getting perfect!

Oshyan

I agree with Dune, looking very nice, and the sky and background improvement is notable. You have a pretty good range of contrast now, but the foreground still seems a bit flat to me. This kind of lighting is normal on an overcast day of course, so maybe it's just how it's got to be, but I'm curious to see if it can be tweaked just a bit.

- Oshyan

choronr

The point of interest now is the foreground field with a typical Iceland atmosphere. I think you still need a point of interest, perhaps in the foreground. Suggest you maybe review many of the images given here by Oshyan; and, many others you could Google. Maybe some horses grazing in the foreground; mountain goats or other.

Zairyn Arsyn

added a rock/boulder, just a small change.
still working on it.

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